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How to Cook Quinoa (+ 16 ways to use it!) 1

How to Cook Quinoa (+ 16 ways to use it!)

It’s easy to cook the perfect pot of fluffy quinoa when you know the right method! You’ll love using this gluten-free grain in all of your favorite soups, salads, and side dishes. 

Top 12 Recipes of 2012 3

Top 12 Recipes of 2012

Healthy-Delicious.com_Popular 2012 Recipes

2012 was an amazing year for Healthy. Delicious. and I have a feeling that 2013 is going to be even better. Before that though, let’s take one last look at the recipes that 2012 brought. This is always one of my favorite posts to do, since it reminds me great recipes that I’ve forgotten about! First, lets start with your favorite recipes. These are the five recipes from 2012 with the most views (there are a few older ones that have more, but I limited this list to recipes that were originally posted this year.)

Let’s Talk Risotto

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If you’ve hung out around this blog for a while, you know that risotto is a staple in our house. You might even says it’s my thing. In fact, when I was asked to bring a gift that represented my blog to the Foodbuzz Festival I brought a risotto kit.

So when Marx Foods was looking for people to test and review four different kinds of risotto rice, I jumped on the opportunity. I almost always use arborio rice, both because its easy to find and affordable and because its what I know, but I was super excited to try out the rice that Marx Foods sent me: Vialone Nano, Organic Arborio, Organic Integrale (a brown rice), and Organic Carnaroli. Shawn and I did a blind tasting and ended up ranking the rice the exact same way as each other — and the results surprised us!

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First, the ground rules: In order to keep the results as unbiased as possible, I identified each rice only by the pan that I cooked it in; I didn’t know which was which until the end. I prepared them all at the same time (quite the task!) using a simple recipe that would let the flavor of the rice itself shine through — just the rice, some onion, white wine, and chicken stock. I kept detailed notes as I cooked and tasted and rated each rice on appearance, creaminess, smell, and taste. When Shawn came home from work, he tasted each and ranked his favorites (again, he didn’t know which was which. He also didn’t know that I used the same recipe for each version of the risotto.)

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Clockwise from top left: Arborio, Carnaroli, Integrale, Vialone Nano

Click to continue reading and find out which rice we liked the best!